cdadmin

Manchester United v Chelsea: EA Sports Player Performance Index Preview.

Sunday’s 4pm kick off sees Louis Van Gaal’s first encounter against any of last season’s top four. Van Gaal has claimed that he still bel...


Sunday’s 4pm kick off sees Louis Van Gaal’s first encounter against any of last season’s top four. Van Gaal has claimed that he still believes his Manchester United side can catch Chelsea at the top of the table this season, but anything other than a win this Sunday would put a serious dent in Van Gaal’s hopes.

There have been doubts this week over Angel Di Maria’s fitness after he limped off in Monday night’s game against West Brom, and his manager and fans alike will be on tenterhooks awaiting news as to if he can play on Sunday. Di Maria already has three goals and four assists in his first six games. The Argentinian also has thirteen successful dribbles and five successful crosses to his name, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Juan Mata plays against his former club for the first time since leaving and is likely to want to prove a point to Jose Mourinho. Mata has covered the eighth most ground in a single Premier League game out of any player, running a total distance of 12.5km against both Swansea and Everton. Mata will need to work hard again against an energetic Chelsea midfield, if he is to make an impression on his former manager.

Mata’s fellow Spaniard Ander Herrera has made an impression in the midfield for United and has won 93.8% of his tackles from the middle of the park. Combined with his 87.4% pass completion rate, Herrera clearly has a variety of strengths that make him a key man in the United midfield.

Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season by winning away at Crystal Palace last Saturday, and a win at Old Trafford would really make a statement and silence any doubts that may remain about this Chelsea side.

The start of this season has seen a major revival in the form of Oscar. Jose Mourinho has recently spoken of the Brazilian playmaker’s transformation in to more of a complete midfielder. Oscar has attempted a total of 30 tackles, a quite outstanding total for an attacking midfielder and as well as this has made 206 passes in the opposition half, the fifteenth highest total of any Premier League player. Oscar’s versatility and interchangeability with Cesc Fabregas could be vital if Chelsea are to get a result at Old Trafford on Sunday.

There has been a lot of praise targeted towards the attacking stars in Chelsea’s side, but some would argue that the most consistent performer in the squad has been Nemanja Matic. The midfielder has made more tackles than any other Chelsea player (25) as well as making fifteen interceptions. Matic is likely to be a key part of Chelsea’s play this Sunday.

Eden Hazard has prospered this season with the introduction of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, and the Belgian winger has completed more successful dribbles (41) than any Premier League player. Hazard has also played the fifth greatest number of passes in the opposition half this season, with 298.

Data supplied by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Select and manage your own team of stars with at http://fantasy.premierleague.com or with FIFA Ultimate team.

Football Betting Odds

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out bettingsitesuk.uk for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses
For the best FREE BETS & hottest sign-up offers; Best Betting Sites UK is the site to visit
Have a break from the footy & play the latest online slots @ bestonlineslotsuk.org.uk You could get lucky!
Check out bestbettingsitesUK.co.uk for the best new football betting offers around.
Chelsea to win the title? Find out what the bookies are offering at a1bettingsites.com your newest online betting site

Twitter

Facebook

Google +

The Football Blog Network

For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit bestfreebets.org
Learn everything you might need to know about the best bingo sites at topbingowebsites.co.uk in order to play wisely.
Complete list of all free bets in the UK where you can gamble for free but win real money.
Chelsea fans, check out newbettingoffers.co.uk, the most comprehensive guide to all online betting offers on the web!
Check out our guide to the best Online Casino Ratings for the top casino sites and unique bonus offers
Compare the latest betting offers from established or newest UK
bookmakers for upcoming Premier League matches.
Find out the results of our research about best betting sites and
learn what they offer before signing up with a new bookie.
item